Journals Higher Education



Published: 22 December 2009

352 Pages | 21 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719078835

Bookseller Code (06)


Charity and poverty in England, c.1680-1820

Wild and visionary schemes

Sarah Lloyd

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Considers poor relief, charity, consumerism, sociability, institutional formation, urban culture, economic thought, agrarian improvement and religious experience Broadens our understanding of how men and women participated in civic and charitable life, how they experienced ideas, and how institutions were formed Suggests a framework for thinking about early-modern social policy, and the making of social policy more generally Shows how dead ends, moments of folly, or instances of material and verbal extravagance shaped eighteenth-century social and cultural experiences

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